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- DescriptionIn twenty-five years, Greeves produced around 25,000-30,000 machines - a number considered relatively modest when compared with some of their contemporaries, such as Triumph. This book gives a detailed history from the early 1950s to the 1970s.
- Author BiographyColin Sparrow has been a motoring enthusiast since childhood. From early adventures with British bikes in the 1960s through to modern Japanese superbikes, motorcycles have always had a place in his life. Essex-born, he has always been interested in the products of the Greeves concern, and has exploited their competition potential in road racing, sprinting, trials and scrambles. As past Chairman of the Greeves Riders Association, current Editor of their publication Leading Link and sometime writer for RealClassic magazine, he has accumulated a broad spectrum of Greeves knowledge and experience.
- Author(s)Colin Sparrow
- PublisherThe Crowood Press Ltd
- Date of Publication16/06/2014
- GenreRoad & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
- Place of PublicationRamsbury
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2014
- ImprintThe Crowood Press Ltd
- Content Note299 colour and black & white photographs
- Weight971 g
- Width215 mm
- Height260 mm
- Spine21 mm
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- stevesxf14703 Jan, 2016by
A must for all Greeves fans
Easy reading, full of good information, excellent pictures and structured in year order so it's very easy to reference any model or part. Great price too!
- peterr58723 Dec, 2015by
Surely, the ULTIMATE GREEVES reference book.....
Colin writes from a wealth of experience, both his own and that of many who were connected with GREEVES throughout the Company's manufacturing lifetime and the subsequent birth and growth of the GREEVES RIDERS ASSOCIATION. As one of the first GRA members and the First GRA Chairman, I can only wish that we had had such a succinct and all encompassing reference book to draw on at those many GRA Stands at Shows, Rallies, etc., where the questions came in thick & fast. The main one being "What colour is / where can I get Moorland Blue paint ?" Whilst not going as far into the engineering detail of models as some previously published Books, Colin's efforts seek to answer as many questions to as many interests as he can. The change in Villiers engine machines from being seen as "Grey Porridge" into minor "classics" in the late 1980's has affected many similar marques. Whilst never competing with the Vincent / Norton / BSA factory output, (or present day prices!),these small but affordable machines had a major role in putting a powered two-wheeler in the hands of many, esp in competition areas. GREEVES were seen in the 1950's & 60's as being better quality and more desirable, and it is this that has seen so many survive and returned to use today. To anyone with an interest in GREEVES, on whatever level, Colin's book is "must have" ........ Read full review
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